The last issue (number 16) of the Digital CSIC journal “CSIC Abierto” includes a interview with Dr. Mariano Campoy-Quiles. The interview deals with the Open Access mandates adopted by the funding agencies.
According to Mariano Campoy-Quiles, there is a discordance between the mandates of the European Union, which require researchers to make their peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers public before 6 months after their publication, and the journal publishers, who force the researchers to wait at least 6 months before making the article public.
“Or the European Union should ban the moratoriums of the publishers, or they should accomodate to the publishers timelines and not force researchers to make public their work before the time required by the publishers. The collateral damage between the ERC mandates and the publishers requirements has direct consequences to the researchers and the progress of their research.”